Summary: My review is based on a house fire caused by an electrical short in the attic. I have full replacement coverage, and I called my stereo pro to modernize my system. My wife HATES the size of my past (toasted) equipment.
Summary: I'm pairing Hawks with Naim Audio's Supernait integrated amp and the combination is stunning. The sound is coherent, clear and lively, maybe a bit dark when paired with Naims (just the way I like it). Bass is fast and controlled.
Summary: I bought the Hawks to partner a Plinius 9100, but soon upgraded the amp to the 9200. I have a Bel-Canto CD-1, Stereovox XLR cables, a Inspire Eclipse T/T with Rega RB1000 and Shelter 901 with a Whest Two phono amp. I've used Chord Epic, and now Rapport speaker cables.
Summary: For 9 years I have been listening to a setup (Classe, Primare amplification) with B & W speakers (CDM7SE, Nautilus 804, 805 Signature, 804 S) but I always felt "something was "missing" but I could not put it into words.
Summary: I had been resigned to living with "ok" sound as there were seemingly no hi-end audio stores in the Capital region, until I found the guys at Oasis Audio, who allowed me all the time to really listen to what I wanted.
Summary: I feel very fortunate that I acquired the Hawk off Ebay for the price paid. The speakers were 4 months old and not even broken in. I am running as my front end Legacy Audio ultra mono block amps, the stream preamp, and a Rega Planet. Now, the mono blocks are definately overkill for these speakers.
Summary: Well, here I go again. I only feel compelled to review something if it really moves me and goes beyond. Well the Totem hawk is that. I have had so many speakers that I would bore you going through them. These speakers are truily a marvel. They are fantastic in every way.